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15-18 inch pothole to left hand side of road between Chazey Heath and Cane End. Travelling towards Woodcote.

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 14:01, Tuesday 29 June 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

I had to drive into/over this pothole to avoid driving into oncoming traffic on 24 June 2021 at 4.10pm. Unfortunately the impact resulted in the hire van completely shutting down and going into 'cut-off' mode and stopping. This was extremely dangerous because I had stopped on a blind bend and was unable to restart the vehicle. The police attended, see incident log 1487 and the vehicle was eventually reset by a Citreon engineer, after 1 hour 45 minutes. I had damaged the van wheel due to the impact of hitting the pothole. I would like to put in a claim of £75.00 to you which is the damage invoiced to me by Caversham Van Hire due to hitting the pothole. The whole scenario was extremely stressful and incredibly dangerous, being on a blind bend with limited visibility for both sides of the traffic. It was very lucky there was not a major road traffic accident as a consequence of this.

Council ref: ENQ21899185

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:02, Tuesday 29 June 2021

  • I was also forced to hit this pothole today. It is dangerous and requires urgent attention. The impact was severe, I have not yet had the chance to inspect the wheel/tyre but I strongly suspect damage has been caused.

    Posted anonymously at 09:15, Thursday 1 July 2021

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    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:28, Thursday 23 September 2021

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